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Dec 10, 2013 2:05am PST
us when president obama gives his remarks in soweto for the nelson mandela memorial. >> -- from freedom and equality, for democracy and justice. his compassion stands out most. he was angry at injustice. not at individuals. he hated hatred, not the people. he showed the awesome power of possibilities and of connecting people with each other and with the true meaning
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Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
morning. in south africa this morning, president obama challenged the world to honor nelson mandela by embracing peace. lester is there covering the memorial. good morning. >> reporter: it's gone on fur hours. it fell short at capacity here at the largest stadium in africa. but there were tens of thousands who braved a rainy sky to come here and offer their greeting to the mandela family. a fellow prisoner who spent time with him spoke and president obama was one of the 91 foreign dick tearies here to pay foreign respects. he got a rising cheer here. he also talked about how south africa and the victories of mandela were their victories as well. his final burial will be on sunday. >> thank you, lester. >>> meantime, millions here in the u.s. are waking up to that snowstorm that is closing schools and disrupting travel. dillon is in potomac. >> reporter: good morning. it's been coming down an inch to an inch and a half per hour. it started at 6:30 this morning. we have an inch on the ground. this is i-270 behind me. this goes into d.c. and the good news is that all of the area schools h
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
testament to the legacies of a young boy and a beloved leader. nelson mandela, you saw there, was honored was replica statue of that iconic hector peterson photo in 2006. that same year, then senator barack obama visited the memorial and met with antoinette peterson, clearing a sign of how important that 1976 protest was in movement to end apartheid and free nelson mandela. we will have more from here shortly but back to new york with another check of the forecast from dylan. >> good morning, lester. we have chris' birthday. you left your husband at home? >> i did. >> i appreciate you're decked out for him. chris in virginia, happy birthday. i'm sure you're enjoying peace and quiet. >>> better conditions in new york city although it's not going to last but where it is cold, it is bitter cold. look at the windchill warnings all up and down parts of the northern plains, back into even eastern washington. it is so cold and so windy out that way, it feels like 29 degrees below zero and helena, montana. i don't even know what that feels like. it is so brutal out that way and that cold
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Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> paying respects, president obama leaving washington this morning to attend a massive memorial for nelson mandela along side three other former u.s. presidents. >>> are we there yet? an airline passenger falls asleep and wakes to find he is alone and locked inside the plane. >> you think somebody would have pushed me or rubbed me and said we're here. >> what happened when someone finally found him. >>> and ready for sochi. lindsey vonn declares herself ready to go after getting back on the slopes this weekend. we'll hear from her today, monday, december 9th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning. i'm savannah guthrie along side al roker and natalie morales. don't you love the guy that got stuck on the plane. do you think he's a deep sleeper? >> it's your turn to check the back of the plane. >> if you're going to get stranded, could you wake up in the caribbean. is that so much to ask? >> you would
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Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. people here in the streets in soweto once again celebrating his life. we'll tell you about that. we'll tell
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Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
world. >> he certainly had an impact on my life. >> reporter: president obama paid homage to a civil rights icon. >> let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the mark of the moral universe toward justice. >> reporter: queen elizabeth remembered his efforts. his legacy is the peaceful south africa we see today, she said. a glittering film premiere in london attended by the royal couple and two of mandela's daughters celebrated the movie of his life, "long walk to freedom." his death was announced as the credits rolled. >> extremely tragic news. we are just reminded what an extraordinary man he was. >> reporter: mandela will have a state funeral but it was his leading by example that helped so many. >> we lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with here on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> reporter: this country is now in an official state of mourning. his body will lie in state for viewing and a funeral is expected.
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters malia and sash tha a. nelson mandela re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof in a one life can make a difference. >> we are one country, we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >>> we'll have much more on mandela's death in just a moment, but first, a massive winter storm is blasting its way across much of the country. in oklahoma, a number of accidents have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri hit so low that roads became sheets of ice leaving drivers sliding all over the place. and for more on this storm, bill karins is here with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. and as advertised, this has been just as bad as we expected. many airports will have problems including many people's morning commutes. a lot of school delays, school cancellations out there. the freeze line is the important line. that's the white line. 28 in dallas, 20 in oklahoma city, plenty cold in dallas area. portsmouth, arkan
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
president nelson mandela begins today. president obama and three of his predecessors will be among the tens of thousands in johannesburg. nbc's ron allen is live outside of the former leader's home in soweto. ron, good morning. what is the latest you are seeing? >> reporter: richard, the celebration continues of the life of nelson mandela. there is grieving and mourning but the mood in this country has been upbeat and celebratory since the passing of mandela. yesterday a day of reflection. today perhaps a day of preparation for the huge memorial service set to take place tomorrow, tuesday, at the huge soccer football stadium here that seats 80,000 people. there will be hundreds of thousands of people perhaps millions lining the route trying to get a glimpse at this huge event. 50 or 75 or more leaders will be here. president obama, clinton, carter and bush, as well. all of this culminates sunday with the funeral. >> ron allen will be reporting for us throughout the process this week. >>> you heard it here, a washington budget deal might be imminent. "the washington post" reports that f
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
was paid a visit many south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along her daughters. nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multi-racial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >> we will have more on mandela's death in just a moment, but, first, some other stories developing this friday. you are watching many americans experiencing a massive weren't storm blasting its way across much of the country. take a look at oklahoma. a number of accidents there have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri dipping so low that roads became sheets of ice, leaving drivers just like that, sliding all over the streets. nbc's meteorologist bill karens has more on that for us. we've got that, and we also have what's happening in the west. >> there's a new storm coming. we have bitterly cold temperatures, northern rockies. winter just, boom, just all of a sudden slapping everyo
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Dec 8, 2013 9:00am EST
would end up the type of deal? south africa to attend nelson mandela's funeral. >> president obama being the first black president of the united states, talked about how he admired man tella from afar. he remembers seeing him from his >>> right now, people in south africa are remembering their president as people mark his death with prayer. celebrating his life. the 94-year-old chied thursday and will be buried one week from today. here in washington you have a chance to attend a memorial service for nelson mandela. offering a limited number of tickets for wednesday morning's memorial service held at the national cathedral. people have been gathering to lay flowers on the statue of mandela. condolence book is available for people to sign until tuesday. hosting nightly vigils tonight, tomorrow and tuesday night. >> this morning, we've learned four of the five living u.s. presidents will head to south africa this week. former president jimmy carter, the latest to confirm that he will head to johannesburg. this comes after presidents barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush -- ge
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest.
NBC
Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
president obama spoke of his appreciation for nelson mandela and his struggle. >> the questions we face today, how to promote equality and justice, how to uphold freedom and human rights, how to end conflict and sectarian war, these things do not have easy answers. but there were no easy answers in front of that child born in world war i, nelson mandela reminds us that it always seems impossible until it is done. >> it poured rain during the entire ceremony, rain which in south africa is considered good luck. it appears the rain kept the crowds smaller. the stadium holds 95,000 people. it was about two-thirds full. >> for three days nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union building in pretoria where he was sworn in as president in 1994. each morning his coffin will be carry fluid the streets to give as many as possible to pay final respects. a funeral willen sunday at his childhood village. head to nbcbayarea.com and search nelson mandela. >> if you are up early with us this morning, may want to think about what you're going to wear. dress in layers, i would think. >> brilli
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Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> honoring the life and legacy of nelson mandela. what president obama said during the tribute ahead in a live report. >> let's step outside now here in the south bay, across san jose you can see the sun thinking about coming up. laura tells me it's guaranteed that it will. we have a chilly morning but a slight warming trend. this is supposedly it for the cold. tomorrow plain old cold and in the 60s for highs on friday. >> a trash fire burning in a san francisco warehouse. we'll tell you why firefighters can only battle the flames for 20 minutes at a time. >> plus, celebrating the life and honoring the legacy of nelson mandela, we'll tell you how president obama paid tribute to the man who changed the world ahead in a live report from south africa. >> as we approach 6:30 this morning we always take a live look at wall street. there is the start of the opening bell. looks like we start the week on the nasdaq, this is "today in the bay." >> good tuesday morning. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. happening now after more than nine hours crews still on the scene of a
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Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
keep checking. president obama among the dozens of world leaders to honor the heg gassy of nelson mandela. we'll have a live report next. >> plus the san jose police department getting a new leader. the change made official today. >>> the world coming together to remember nelson mandela. four u.s. presidents and dozens of world leaders to honor mandela's legacy. tracie potts is live with a look at the day of remembrance. good morning. >> reporter: hi, laura. good morning. there are said to be 100,000 people expected at this stadium today and it's interesting because as we await those crowd estimates, the rain keeps coming down, but it seemed to have little effect at all. ♪ despite the rain thousands of south africans waited outside the stadium this morning, they were told to come five hours early, some came even earlier. >> i came in the morning around 3:00. i here to respect dr. madiba. >> reporter: as we've seen there was singing and dancing at soccer city, tributes from a grateful nation. >> i feel indented and obligated to be here to honor the man that paid a heavy price to
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Dec 6, 2013 4:30am PST
. today there are tears, songs and mementos as they bid nelson mandela farewell. president barack obama said the man many called father taught him about perseverance. >> we lost one of the courageous and profoundly good human beings that maany of us will share tim with. >> mandela was thrown in prison for 27 years because of his efforts to end segregation in south africa but walked free and became the nation's first black president. the world embraced him and the u.s. congress gave him highest honors. >> i was in the presence of greatness. he inspired so many people. >> reporter: in london families mourned. david cameron called mandela a hero for all times. >> tonight, one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. >> reporter: in harlem the apollo theater marked his passing. at howard university students honored by candlelight. >> we're so glad what he did. >> reporter: the world promises to remember mandela's great sacrifice. flags at the capitol are at half-staff. world leaders are expected to head to south africa to gather in memory of nelson mandela. >> and news of mandela'
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
continue to place flowers outside the home of nelson mandela. the country now getting ready for a memorial to honor the former leader of south africa. we have new video to show you of president obama and the first lady getting on air force one headed for the memorial. also on the plane, george h. bush and his wife laura. let's go live to tracie potts this morning. a few miles from where the memorial will take place. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so quickly before we show you what's happening around the country here in soweto i show you what you can probably hear across from the mandela house, again there is singing and dancing in the streets. sort of an impromptu celebration. yesterday we saw a big anc rally. looks like they are setting up the stage for another. people here very sorrowful about nelson mandela but also very happy to celebrate what he did here in his life. >> this morning roads are still open around soccer city, the stadium where thousands are expected for tomorrow's public memorial. the government says 53 dignitaries have confirmed so far including presi
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
morning. yes, air force one now down the runway. aboard president obama and his wife michelle headed to south africa to attend the funeral for nelson mandela like so many from across the world. 5:23. rankings are in when it comes to florida state will play auburn to decide who will be the national champ. >> seminoles on top of the standings for the first time since 1999 playing the tigers january 6 in pasadena. >> for stanford they finished fifth in the standing and will play michigan state on new year's day. it will be the second straight trip to the rose bowl for the cardinal who beat wisconsin last season. >> the talk this morning in the bay area is not who won a bowl bid but who did not. san jose state was bowl eligible after upsetting fresno state in the final game of the season but at 6-6 for the season, the spartans were a bubble team, and the bubble has burst. with other big name teams to be had san jose state was left off the bowl list and that means quarterback time as a spartan is over. what an incredible job. a school record holder for the most touchdowns and yards in a seas
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Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
head to south africa ahead after memorial to honor nelson mandela who died last week. officials expect thousands to fill a soccer stadium for tomorrow's memorial. the government says at least 53 dignitaries are expected including president obama and the first lady, presidents bush, clinton and carter, bonky moon and many more. president obama plans to speak. we are getting more information on mandela's final hours. a friend who saw him two hours before he died said he was sleeping peacefully, not on life support but clearly near the end. and i could see that he is different from the conditions i saw him earlier, that he is now giving up. >> hundreds of people attended a prayer service last night and there is another scheduled for tonight. >> it's 4:38. time to get a look at the faulk for this week. i was hoping for a warm-up. >> well, we've got one for you. it's just going to be very gradual. it's going to take a while before we return to the 60s. but they are on the seven-day forecast. and hey, we won't make you wait for it. it's scrolling at the bottom of the screen. temperatures thi
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Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
morning where remembering nelson mandela is taking on a celebrating tone. we saw people singing and dancing together as they remember this world leader. it's been celebrated around the world for a couple days now. president obama and the first lady will pay their respects in south africa next week. george w. bush and bill clinton along with their wives, laura bush and former secretary of state hillary clinton will join them. >>> the stadium is where his body will lie and stay in pretoria and he will receive a memorial in his birth town. we are shown how he's been remembered by a few people in the bay area who play a small role in his effort to end apartheid. >> reporter: the one he counts most precious is the photo of him with nelson mandela. >> that picture you see of me speaking from -- after meeting him at that particular point is a picture that i cherish. >> reporter: the picture was taken during mandela's 1990 visit to the oakland coliseum. williams was there to greet him. >> i was so, so overcome by this man who was not just soft spoken, but who articulated and interpreted to
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